VIDEO: An interview by AfroArt East Africa
Michael Soi’s art makes you laugh, think, and then react. At least that was my first impression when I came across his work, while enjoying a cold Tusker beer, at the popular Havana Club in Westlands, Nairobi. Soi’s work is his personal reflection and satirical commentary on contemporary social, economic and political trends in Kenya.
Soi touches on ‘taboo’ issues that remain quite controversial in Kenyan society such as commercial sex work and corruption. Soi says that through his work, he is making a visual diary of Kenya so that two or three decades from now young Kenyans can get a sense of the Nairobi of today.